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Dr. T S Hariharan

Assistant Professor


Strategy and General Management


PhD (IIT Madras and Curtin University Australia)

Date of Joining:

1st Dec 2023


  • Dr Hariharan T S (Hari) is a PhD from IIT Madras and Curtin University, currently an Assistant Professor in the Strategy and General Management Area at TAPMI, Bengaluru.  Hari works in (interested in) the research areas of systems thinking, ecosystem management, invasive species management, sharing economy, energy policy, climate policy, and sustainability.  Hari is a Mechanical Engineer from Anna University and an MBA graduate from IIT Madras with over 11 years of work experience in industry, research, and academia.  Hari started his career as a design engineer at Larsen and Toubro and McNeil Limited following his undergraduate studies.  He was responsible for designing and procuring materials for a few projects of national importance.  After his post-graduation from IIT Madras, Hari joined Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) as Planning Executive.  He was responsible for developing project and operational plans for BHEL Trichy’s boiler equipment manufacturing unit.  Hari has also been involved in performance improvement projects, such as Lean manufacturing implementation, during his tenure as a Senior planning executive.  Hari has three years of research experience at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) in ecosystem management projects, especially invasive species management.  Hari was also involved in consulting assignments in socio-environmental projects of the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE).  Hari is a Climate Corps Fellow, a prestigious award given by Environmental Defense Fund (USA).  Hari, as a Fellow, provided consultations to Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India Limited (MHRIL) in achieving their decarbonization plans.


  • Sustainability, Responsibility, and Managerial Ethics, Research Methods, Systems Thinking, Strategic Management.


  • Ecosystem Management, Systems Thinking, Public Policy, Servitisation and Product Service Systems, Energy Policy.


  • Hariharan, T.S., Ganesh, L. S., Vijayalakshmi, V., Sharma, P., & Potdar, V. (2024). Archetypal representations of dilemmas concerning invasive alien species management—A case of invasive Lantana camara in the protected areas of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, India. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 1–25. – A, ABS – 2, ScimagoJR – Q1 Journal)

  • Hariharan, T. S., Ganesh, L. S., Venkatraman, V., Sharma, P., & Potdar, V. (2022). “Morphological Analysis of general system–environment complexes: Representation and application”.  Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 39(2), 218–240. – A, ABS – 2, ScimagoJR – Q1 Journal)
  • Melles, G., Lodewyckx, S., &Hariharan, T. S. (2021). “Campus sustainability in the Australian higher education sector: Divergence and convergence in planning, reporting and tactics”.  International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 23(1), 87–113. – Q1 Journal)

  • Jayapalan, C., Hariharan, T. S.,& Ganesh, L. S. (2022). Power supply to electric vehicle charging stations in India: Justification of a framework for a dynamic and adaptive electricity tariff policy. The Electricity Journal, 35(10). ScimagoJR – Q1 Journal)

Conferences and Workshops

  • Hariharan, T. S., Ganesh, L. S., Sharma, P., Potdar, V., & Vijayalakshmi, V. (2018, December 22). “Understanding Consumption Rebound Effect – A System Dynamics Perspective”.  XXII Annual International Conference of Society of Operations Management (SOM) Conference at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode.
  • Hariharan, T. S., Ganesh, L. S., Vijayalakshmi, V., Sharma, P., & Potdar, V. (2019, December 12). Bad surprises of Servitization: The environmental consequences of value creation.  16th International Conference of Business and Management (ICBM), Monash University, Australia.
  • Thomas, N, J., &Hariharan T.S. (2020, January 2-4) “Understanding Gamefulness: The Essential Feature of Gamification”.  Sixth Biennial Conference of the Indian Academy of Management (INDAM 2020), Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Tiruchirappalli.
  • Thomas, N. J., Hamari, J., Baral, R., & Sukumar, H. (2021). What is gameful experience? Towards a conceptual definition. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2021, No. 1, p. 14337). Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management.


  • T. A. Pai Research Commendation Award (2024)
  • Climate Corps Fellow (2021)

Media Coverage

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